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Upcoming Children and Family Programs at the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center April – July 2014

education_headerUpcoming Children and Family Programs at the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center April – July 2014

 

Creepy Crawlers – Program for 1-5 year 0lds 
www.bayrestoration.org/creepy-crawlers Make the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center your child’s first hands-on experience with the Bay! Our Creepy Crawler program is open to children ages 1-5 years old accompanied by an adult. Clxxes run from 10-11:15am and include a hike, story time, crafts, games, and snack. Clxxes held rain or shine. Cost is $3 members/ $5 non-members. Pre- registration is required, email Katey Nelson at knelson@bayrestoration.org or call CBEC.

• May 5,6
• May 19,20
• June 2,3
• June 16, 17
• July 7,8
• July 21, 22

S’mores and Stories 
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Meet in the Pavilion for s’mores and a story around the fire from 6:30-7:30. $8/non-members, $5/members, under 2 – free.

• April 9,“Spring Showers”
• May 14, “Flowers”
• June 11, “Summer Time”
• July 9, “Fire Works”

Parents’ Night Out

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Your children will be entertained and learn new things while you enjoy a night out on the town! Open to ages 5+. 5:30-9:30pm. $30/child. Pizza, drinks, and healthy snack will be provided. Children should come dressed to go outside for a night hike and bring pajamas to change into before the movie.

• April 25–“Cloudy with a Chance of…”
• May 23 – “Treasure Hunt”

Come visit the CBEC table at these community events!

• Birding Weekend, May 2-4 www.bayrestoration.org/recreation/birding

• Camp Expo at KI High School, May 3 – raffle for free week of camp! wordpress-547-1846-2922.cloudwaysapps.com/event/shore-kids-connection/

• Kent Island Day, May 17th www.kentislandheritagesociety.org/kent- island-day.html

Summer Camps at CBEC, June 16-August 29

www.bayrestoration.org/camps
Picture this: your kids spending the summer in the sun, exploring the Bay, hiking trails, and meeting friends new and old, all while learning about the environment through a “hands-on, feet-wet” approach that makes learning seem more like playing. Sound good? Explore day camps offered at CBEC!

Most sessions open to campers who are currently in grades K-6, with specialty sessions for preschool (ages 4-5) and older (grades 3-8) campers. Volunteer opportunities for anyone 16 years or older.

 

CWN Speed Networking Breakfast Scholarship Event

CWNCWN Speed Networking Breakfast Scholarship Event Chesapeake Women’s Network’s (CWN) Speed Networking Breakfast held March 13th at the Chesapeake Bay Environmental  Center was well attended. The event raised $277, which will be matched, toward the CWN Scholarship to benefit women in the county pursuing college degrees.

Beach Clean Up at Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

Beach-Clean-UpBeach Clean Up at Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

More than 20 volunteers gathered on March 1 in 20 degree temperatures to clean up the beaches at the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center. Invasive brush and debris were removed from the common areas in preparation for spring visits. Pictured gathering trash are Karen Stansbury, foreground, and  Andrea Forstall. The next cleanup will be held June 1. To volunteer, write to suemarq@atlanticbb.net.

CBEC hosts “Environmentally Speaking” Programs

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CBEC hosts “Environmentally Speaking” Programs

The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center (CBEC) located in Grasonville, MD scheduled a series of speakers who will address issues related to the Bay.  During these one-hour presentations on varied topics the audience will be entertained and enlightened on the subject.  There will be an opportunity for a question-answer segment.  The cost for attending is $8 for members and $10 for non-members.  Light fare will be provided.  All presentations will start at 7:00 pm, and will be held at CBEC in Grasonville.  Check CBEC’s website www.bayrestoration.org for directions and more information.

The first speaker was Will Hemsley, who presented a video of “Watermen and the Bay.”  He also discussed the past, present and future repercussions of the industry.  Will, who is a talented painter and sculptor, exhibited art work based on his experiences as a waterman working the Eastern Shore.  His first-hand experience working on the Bay coupled with his eye for the aesthetics offered an interesting perspective for the audience.

The remaining speakers include:

“Farmers and the Bay”, Paul Spies, February 19th, 2014.

“The Return of the Osprey, a Symbol of the Bay”, Judy Wink, March 19th, 2014.

“Charles Darwin: Life As a Naturalist”, Sandra Herbert, April 16th, 2014.

“What I Want To Do When I Grow Up,” Captain David O’Neill and Christine O’Neill, May 21st, 2014.

CBEC – Saturday With Santa

Saturday with Santa at the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

Saturday, December 7th, 9am-1pm

Reservations required – email knelson@bayrestoration.org or call 410-827-6694

Cost: $10/members, $12/non-members

http://www.bayrestoration.org/saturdaywithsanta

 

Lend A Hand: Two Queen Anne’s County Nonprofits Team Up

CBEC (400 x 225)On August 21, 2013, the Chesapeake Moms Club (CMC) made a $500 donation to the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center (CBEC), a nonprofit organization in Grasonville Maryland whose mission is to promote stewardship and sustainability through environmental education and habitat restoration. The Chesapeake Moms Club held its End of Year Banquet and Silent Auction at Fisherman’s Inn in Grasonville, MD and donated proceeds to CBEC.

“This is a natural partnership,” said CMC President Keely Marczyk “Over the years, as Moms Club Members we have had the opportunity to take advantage of the programs CBEC has to offer, including their Creepy Crawlers education program for kids, the wonderful trails and natural areas they maintain, and guided family kayak tours led by CMC Member and CBEC Conservation Manager Courtney Leigh. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to give something back to an organization that does so much for the area, and for our children.”

CBEC President Judy Wink expressed CBEC’s gratitude, saying “We are very appreciative of CMC’s consideration and the funds. We operate on a very limited budget, and all funds are used most frugally in our operations.”

The Chesapeake Moms Club (CMC) is a growing support network made up of nearly 100 working and stay-at-home Moms from Queen Anne’s County. CMC offers organized weekly playgroups, community outreach events, adult socials, special Moms Nights Out, holiday parties, and family outings on weekdays and weekends. CMC’s community service participation includes serving as an official sponsor for Kent Island’s Run4Shelter, Feed-a-Family Thanksgiving Program and the Christmas Angels Program with Queen Anne’s County Children’s Choice.

CMC would like to extend a special thanks to the local businesses and individuals who made this donation possible, including Step1Dance2 Academy, Treaty of Paris Restaurant, the Kent Island Farmer’s Market, Tiffany’s Time, Modatique, Mesochic, Chick-Fil-A Chester, R’s Americantina, Carletto Pizza, Kent Manor Inn, Ram’s Head Shore House, Tara B Designs, Cohen Chiropractic, and the many CMC Members who donated their time and talent.

Pictured are (L to R) Amanda Jenkins, CMC Secretary; Judy Wink, CBEC President; Keely Marczyk, CMC President; Carrie Sutherland, CMC Vice President; Courtney Leigh, CBEC Conservation Manager & CMC Member; Lisa Gowl, CMC Website Administrator. Also pictured: Matt and Morgan Jenkins, who regularly enjoy CBEC’s trails and the Creepy Crawlers program.

CBEC’s Wet & Wild Auction Set for September 21

Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center’s biggest fundraiser of the year will be Saturday, September 21, from 6 to 9 pm in CBEC’s Education and Arts Building in Grasonville.

This year’s “Denim & Diamonds” theme encourages attendees to come out and support CBEC dressed in their cowboy hats and sparkles! This casually elegant affair will feature a buffet dinner, wine, beer and cocktails. Tickets are $90/person.

This year’s auction items include vacations in Vermont and Colorado, a catered dinner for 6 in your home, full-size restored “Old Town” Charles River canoe, sunset catamaran cruise on the Bay, carved cedar totem pole, fishing trip, plus many other unique items you don’t see at other auction! In addition, attendees will have a chance to win a diamond ring (valued at approximately $2000) donated by Paula’s Fine Jewelry.

CBEC is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting stewardship and sustainability through environmental education and habitat restoration. The center offers 4 miles of hiking trails for walkers, joggers, bikers, and nature enthusiasts to enjoy a myriad of habitats ranging from freshwater ponds, wetlands, forests, to meadows. CBEC receives no local, state or federal funding for its operating budget. For more information about CBEC or to become a member, visit bayrestoration.org.

To purchase tickets, email jwink@bayrestoration.org, visit our website BayRestoration.org, or call 410.827.6694.

 

Denim & Diamonds Is Theme for CBEC’s Wet & Wild Auction

CBEC_Committee (400 x 268)Every year over 15,000 students visit Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center (CBEC) to learn about the Bay and environmental stewardship. To continue this educational mission, CBEC needs the support of the community for its 9th Annual Wet & Wild Live and Silent Auction fundraiser on Saturday, September 21 from 6 to 9 pm in CBEC’s Education and Arts Building in Grasonville.

This year’s “Denim & Diamonds” theme encourages attendees to come out and support CBEC dressed in their cowboy hats and sparkles! This casually elegant affair will feature a buffet dinner, wine, beer and cocktails. The live and silent auction items, as usual, will be interesting and unique. Tickets are $90/person.

CBEC encourages community members and businesses to support the event by becoming sponsors or by donating auction items. CBEC is one of the last pristine areas on the Chesapeake Bay, and it’s right here in your own backyard!

CBEC is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting stewardship and sustainability through environmental education and habitat restoration. The center offers 4 miles of hiking trails for walkers, joggers, bikers, and nature enthusiasts to enjoy a myriad of habitats ranging from freshwater ponds, wetlands, forests, to meadows. CBEC receives no local, state or federal funding for its operating budget. For more information about CBEC or to become a member, visit bayrestoration.org.

To purchase tickets, become a sponsor, or donate an auction item, email jwink@bayrestoration.org, visit our website BayRestoration.org, or call 410.827.6694.

In photo: CBEC’s Wet & Wild Auction committee members gather to plan the upcoming event set for Saturday, September 21 dressed in keeping with this year’s theme – “Denim & Diamonds.” Left to right: Sarah Rusco, Deborah Schumann, Susan Vianna, Susan Hale, Merry Tobin, Annette Potts, Kate Halla, Howard Bernstein, and Diana Carlson. Committee members not pictured: Alisa Pipkin, Cal and Carolyn Case, Donna Moran, Gail Ruppe, and Leilani McGrath.

Denim & Diamonds Is Theme for CBEC’s Wet & Wild Auction

CBEC_Committee (400 x 268)Every year over 15,000 students visit Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center (CBEC) to learn about the Bay and environmental stewardship. To continue this educational mission, CBEC needs the support of the community for its 9th Annual Wet & Wild Live and Silent Auction fundraiser on Saturday, September 21 from 6 to 9 pm in CBEC’s Education and Arts Building in Grasonville.

This year’s “Denim & Diamonds” theme encourages attendees to come out and support CBEC dressed in their cowboy hats and sparkles! This casually elegant affair will feature a buffet dinner, wine, beer and cocktails. The live and silent auction items, as usual, will be interesting and unique. Tickets are $90/person.

CBEC encourages community members and businesses to support the event by becoming sponsors or by donating auction items. CBEC is one of the last pristine areas on the Chesapeake Bay, and it’s right here in your own backyard!

CBEC is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting stewardship and sustainability through environmental education and habitat restoration. The center offers 4 miles of hiking trails for walkers, joggers, bikers, and nature enthusiasts to enjoy a myriad of habitats ranging from freshwater ponds, wetlands, forests, to meadows. CBEC receives no local, state or federal funding for its operating budget. For more information about CBEC or to become a member, visit bayrestoration.org.

To purchase tickets, become a sponsor, or donate an auction item, email jwink@bayrestoration.org, visit our website BayRestoration.org, or call 410.827.6694.

In photo: CBEC’s Wet & Wild Auction committee members gather to plan the upcoming event set for Saturday, September 21 dressed in keeping with this year’s theme – “Denim & Diamonds.” Left to right: Sarah Rusco, Deborah Schumann, Susan Vianna, Susan Hale, Merry Tobin, Annette Potts, Kate Halla, Howard Bernstein, and Diana Carlson. Committee members not pictured: Alisa Pipkin, Cal and Carolyn Case, Donna Moran, Gail Ruppe, and Leilani McGrath.

Summer Camp at CBEC

Join us for a summer in the sun, learning about the bay in a “hands-on, feet-wet” way that makes learning seem more like playing! There will be 10 sessions beginning June 17 through August 23. Most sessions are open to campers who have completed grades K-6. New this year – we have a mini-session with an overnight for our older campers (completed grades 3-8). Nature Tykes camp for 4-5 year olds is back this year by popular demand!

Camps fill up quickly, so register soon! Application and deposit forms are online: http://bayrestoration.org/camps.

Interested in volunteering as a counselor, see information online. We are a great team and have a wonderful summer working with the campers – consider joining us!